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Selecting a Hard Drive is Easy

Hard drives – also known as computer hard drives, hard disk drives or disk drives – are data storage devices that store digital data on rapidly rotating platters (discs) with magnetic surfaces.

There are a number of different types of hard disk drives available now, including External Hard Drives, Firewire External Hard Drives, SATA Hard Drives and IDE Drives. External hard drives are a great solution if you’re running out of drive space on your desktop or laptop, or if you’re just looking for a convenient way to back up your important data.

There are two types of external hard drives – Desktop and Notebook. Desktop drives are designed to stay in one place, and require a power adapter. They can store up to 6 terabytes (TB) or more of data. If you’re shopping for a Desktop drive, look for one that has a built-in fan, as the extra cooling will extend the life of your drive.

The other type of external hard drive – and an increasingly popular choice – is the Notebook or Pocket drive, which is powered through the connector cable without the need for a power adapter. These drives offer storage capacity of up to 2TB, but more common are those with capacities of 500GB to 1TB. Their greatest advantage, however, is their portability; you can take your Notebook drive with you wherever it’s needed.

Finding the hard disk drive you need is easy at TigerDirect, where you’ll find a wide variety of drives from manufacturers like Buffalo, Axiom, Hitachi, HP, Lenovo, Fantom, Seagate and WD, among others. You can also buy the components – hard drive, hard drive enclosure and cooling unit – and build your own storage solution. When changing the hard disk drive in your system, though, remember to clone it first so you can easily get back up to full function fast.


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Recently Purchased Hard Drives Reviews

WD is Quality
“Great Sata Hard drive, great performance. Plenty enough space on the hard drive. Went together nicely with the bundle kit that was purchased. Easy to install, great find! Bundle was a great deal and works great.“
-PC builder April 5, 2014  


Up and Running in Minutes!
“I removed my older and smaller back-up drive and installed this 2T larger one, then cloned my smaller start-up drive over to this 2T drive. Then I switched the computer to start up on the new drive and restarted my computer. Everything went so smooth I wished I had made the switch sooner! It works great!“
-Feb 24, 2014


Solid Drive, Good Price, Good Quality
“I have purchased my fair share of external hard drives and have seen different enclosures as well as performances. The Fantom drive impressed me because, despite it's affordable price, the production values are more than I expected. From the brushed aluminum case to quiet operations, Fantom got it bang on. USB3 does make a difference when you transfer larger files and while it is not as quick as network, I was pleasantly surprised. I recommend this drive without hesitation and will consider another one if I ever need another external drive. Definitely prefer this over the HP, WD and Seagate offerings.“
-March 11, 2014